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YHA Hawkshead

Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0QD

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Beds from £10.00
Private rooms from £29.00
Family rooms from £29.00
Camping from £8.00
Camping pods from £29.00


  • Activity breaks
  • Board Games
  • Camping Facilities
  • Classroom/Meeting room
  • Conference facilities
  • Cot available
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Cycle Store
  • Cycling
  • Drying room
  • En suite rooms available
  • Family breaks
  • Games Room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Group catering available
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Library / Quiet room
  • Lounge
  • Meals available
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking
  • Picnic lunch available
  • Private rooms available
  • Restaurant/dining room
  • School Trips
  • Self-catering dining room
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shop
  • Special Breaks
  • Suitable for families
  • Table Licence
  • Trade Bookings
  • TV
  • Under 3s welcome
  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • Housekeeping
  • Bedding Provided
  • Private Rooms

Need to Know

Reception Times

07.30 - 22.30


17.00 - 22.30


07.30 - 10.00

Open every day?


Hostel closing times


Towels & Toiletries

Towels are not supplied. They are available to hire from reception for £2 (+ £5 deposit) or please bring your own. Bedding is supplied.


Free parking on site.


Pets are not permitted at YHA Hawkshead. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Payment accepted online


Payments accepted at property


Maps & Directions


Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0QD

How to get here

By car: From the M6 J36 take the A590 towards Barrow in Furness. At Newby Bridge, go straight on at the roundabout then take next right following signs to Lakeside and Hawkshead. From Hawkshead village turn right out of the village following signs for Newby Bridge. YHA Hawkshead is 1 mile out of the village.

Public Transport
The nearest coach stop is in Windermere, 3.45 miles away.

Book your coach tickets here.

Contact Information

Hostel: +44 845 371 9321
Email: hawkshead@yha.org.uk
Social Media:
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Map References

OS Map: 96
OS Grid ref: SD354966
Longitude: -2.994753
Latitude: 54.361697

Tourist Information

Tourist Office: 015394 32582
Website: www.visitcumbria.com
Public Transport: View travel options.

YHA School Trips

YHA Hawkshead is perfect for school trips wanting to take advantage of the great outdoors, or get involved with one of our biology or geography packages. This hostel offers group catering, a classroom and space for 106 people.

Visit the YHA School Trips website to book your school outing.

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Under 5? Please stay in a Private Room.
Under 15? Please be accompanied with an Adult staying in the same room.
Aged 16 or 17? Please bring a friend or Adult if staying in Shared Accommodation.

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